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Philaethria andrei Brévignon 2002

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Philaethria


Ranges from southern Venezuela throughout the Guiana Shield to near the mouth of the Amazon in Brazil.  Larvae recorded from Passiflora laurifolia (Brévignon, 2002).


Distinguished from the sympatric P. dido by the broad, brown outer submarginal band of the ventral hindwing (Constantino & Salazar, 2010).

Geographical races/subspecies

Philaethria andrei andrei Brévignon, 2002 - mouth of Amazon to southern Venezuela

Philaethria andrei orinocoensis Constantino & Salazar, 2010 - llanos of the Orinoco Basin in Venezuela


Brévignon, C. 2002. Description d'un nouveau Philaethria provenant de Guyane Francaise et note sur sa biologie (Lepidoptera, Nyphalidae, Heliconiinae). Lambillionea 102: 469-473.

Constantino, L. M. and J. A. Salazar. 2010. A review of the Philaethria dido species complex (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae) and description of three new sibling speceis from Colombia and Venezuela. Zootaxa 2720: 1-27.

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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

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